The Kingdom of Bhutan: Your Next Travel Destination
Exploring beautiful cities, villages and the widespread nature make us urge to travel more and more. If you are also a travel addict, then you must come along with this blog on The Kingdom of Bhutan. Though many of you know the place as Bhutan, only the official name is The Kingdom of Bhutan. Its located in the southern part of Asia. Indians and Chinese people will be more familiar with the Name because Bhutan comes between India and China. A small country where you will find the king and the royal family is in charge.
Bhutan is among the least popular tourist spot on the globe. It is not because that Bhutan is a small place or it does not have a global reach. It is least popular because not everyone gets the visa of traveling to the Kingdom of Bhutan. This is because the law of Bhutan is quite strict about the environment and its protection. Since Bhutan is in the Himalayas, the place is blessed with beautiful nature. To conserve wildlife, they allow a certain number of tourists in a year.
To spend the holidays in the Kingdom of Bhutan get pre-prepared. Please put your hands on the visa of Bhutan and enjoy beautiful nature, their culture, and fantastic food.
Where to visit in Bhutan?
The majority of the traveling places in Bhutan are in the central and western part of Bhutan. The famous cities are Paro, Thimphu, and Punakha. If you are traveling to Bhutan, then you must visit places which are-
Thimphu is the capital of the Kingdom of Bhutan. This is the largest and most popular city in Bhutan. The city is located in central Bhutan. Here you can enjoy the beautiful valleys and rivers. The entire town is located on the banks of the Wang Chhu River. You can find beautiful historical buildings and statues there. Though the nightlife is quiet, which may not be much interesting for young tourists, you will enjoy the calmness.
Buddha Dordenma Statue
This is one of the largest statues of Lord Buddha. This is 52 meters tall and includes over 125000 small sculptures of Buddha. There is a nature park just beside this Buddha statue which another fantastic tourist spot. This place is perfect for relaxing and reducing your stress. The quiet and calm nature and the beautiful atmosphere will flush of all negativities in you.
The famous Paro valley is one of the most visited places in the Kingdom of Bhutan. When you land in Bhutan, you will see the city, Paro. The international airport is located in this city. The city has been named in the Name of the adjacent river Paro. You can find beautiful traditional houses of Bhutan beside the streets in Paro. The architecture lovers will find the place more attractive. Even the numerous monastery would blow your mind in Paro.
Other amazing places to visit in Bhutan
Taktsang Monastery: A old Monastery which is located at 800 meters over sea level from Paro valley.
Rinpung Dzong: Another large monastery in Bhutan which is located within the Kagyu School of Buddhism in Bhutan.
Chele la Pass: This is the highest Pass in the world which is accessible with a vehicle.
Punakha Dzong: “The Place of Happiness and Bliss” is another large Monastery in Bhutan which was established as one of the earliest Buddhist gurus in Bhutan.
Phobijkha Valley: The largest U shaped glacial valley located in central Bhutan. Here you can find the famous Gangteng Monastery as well.
Jigme Dorji National Park: Since 1974, this national park has been taking care of rare animals and birds. All nature lovers must visit this place.
When to visit the Kingdom of Bhutan?
If you don’t like very cold weather, then avoid traveling to Bhutan in January and February. From March to April the weather is pleasant but dry. From May to September there is more heat, rain, and humidity. The best time to visit Bhutan is from October to December. The days are sunny, slightly cold, and moist as well.
Where to stay in Bhutan?
If you want to stay in a place which convenient for the airport, you must stay in Paro. Otherwise, any place in central and western Bhutan is ideal for a tourist. You will get all the traveling spot nearby, and there are better-staying options as well.
How many days of the trip can you plan?
If you are in a hurry, then you can cover the Kingdom of Bhutan in 3 days but to enjoy your trip, you shall plan a five days trip excluding traveling time from your home.
It’s time to pack your bags and make the holidays exciting with a Bhutan trip. Since the currency value of Bhutan is relatively low, you can plan this trip on a low budget.